1 Corinthians 12:8

“For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For to one is giuen by the spirit, the word of wisedome, to another the word of knowledge, by the same spirit.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, and to another the word of knowledge according to the same Spirit;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For to one is given through the Spirit the word of wisdom; and to another the word of knowledge, according to the same Spirit:
- American Standard Version (1901)

For to one are given words of wisdom through the Spirit; and to another words of knowledge through the same Spirit:
- Basic English Bible

For to one, by the Spirit, is given [the] word of wisdom; and to another [the] word of knowledge, according to the same Spirit;
- Darby Bible

For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another, the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
- Webster's Bible

To one the utterance of wisdom has been granted through the Spirit; to another the utterance of knowledge in accordance with the will of the same Spirit;
- Weymouth Bible

For to one is given through the Spirit the word of wisdom, and to another the word of knowledge, according to the same Spirit;
- World English Bible

to another the word of kunnyng, bi the same spirit;
- Wycliffe Bible

for to one through the Spirit hath been given a word of wisdom, and to another a word of knowledge, according to the same Spirit;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 12:8


12:8 The word of wisdom - A power of understanding and explaining the manifold wisdom of God in the grand scheme of gospel salvation. The word of knowledge - Perhaps an extraordinary ability to understand and explain the Old Testament types and prophecies.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 12:8


1Co 12:8 To one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom. The ability to reveal divine truth, such as possessed by the apostles. To another the world of knowledge. The aptitude to teach unerringly what has been revealed to the apostles and prophets.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 12

  • Wayne
    Stephen, speaking in diverse languages and interpretation of diverse languages is listed last. Also, matt. 6:33 states but seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you. Being in the kingdom and His righteousness, the Lord will supply all our needs.
  • Irene123
    V. 1 - "..... and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost." What this is referring to is - Jesus is the 'Lord' of ones life, after Acts 2:38. It's THEN He becomes the Lord of one's life, and one can say, "I KNOW the Lord." Jn. 15:14. Matt. 28:19 is a commandment of Jesus: in the NAME of ....."
  • BSP
    Many have different gifts and ministries, but verses 4 through 7 shows that God uses the same spirit in these various gifts and roles.
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    God The Giver who is Holy Spirit What can only give What He is Which is His GIFT holy spirit which is God in Christ in you which is power from on high. Speaking in Tongues-Interpretation of Tongues-Prophecy-Word of Knowledge-Word of Wisdom-Discerning of spirits-Faith-Miracles-Gifts of Healing. These are the Manafestions in the senses World. Shalom.
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    OPEN YOUR EYES AND LOOK AT THIS YOURSELF ! Oh you who pray in the most sacred gift of speaking in tongues ! What do you think this gift was given to us for. Too put it to work and do what the Word itself tells you to do. This is how Gods people get their spiritual and physical needs met Amen. WAKE UP SAINTS BECAUSE THIS IS IT ! ITS ALL RIGHT THERE AND ALWAYS HAS BEEN ! God bless and be with you.
  • Steve
    What people do not know that the Holy Ghost and Holy Spirit is the same, when a person gets saved, he receives the Holy Ghost or Holy Spirit, the Bible say in Romans 8:9 Now if a man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His, he abides when you for ever, the Holy Ghost or Holy Spirit is part of the trinity, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost or Holy Spirit.

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